Baby’s-Breath is a true crowd-pleaser - specifically, the crowds at baby showers, where they are gifted to new mothers for luck.
Bouquet makers love it because it's so versatile and easy to work with, gardeners love it because it's low-maintenance and spreads quickly, and bees love it because, well, it's covered in nectar! Baby’s-Breath is a true crowd-pleaser - specifically, the crowds at baby showers, where they are gifted to new mothers for luck. Native to Eurasia, the Gypsophila paniculata grows in tall spikes and blooms in the summer.
Although some swear that the delicate blossoms smell like a newborn's breath, the nickname simply reflects the flowering plant’s connotations with purity, innocence, hope and new beginnings. As for its scientific name, “gypsophila” literally means “gypsum loving” in Greek - a reference to the type of soil that this plant thrives in.